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education in america. this year's education nation begins on sunday and nbc's danielle leigh has a preview from washington. >> reporter: new york city's public library will soon host the nation's leaders in education, government, business, philanthropy and media. >> thank you all for coming. >> reporter: more than 300 people all brought together by nbc to seek solutions to the biggest issues facing america's education system. >> we just think at nbc that we can shine a spotlight on what's working and share the results. >> reporter: for the summit's third year nbc spread out across the country from california to illinois, this time to find stories of innovation in the classroom. >> it's good for a news division to stand for something and we think education is a broad subject matter that doesn't get nearly enough attention by the traditional news media. >> reporter: nbc news journalists will highlight the programs that work. >> we are talking to teachers. discussions on ways to expand them to other struggling communities. >> as a country we want to be able to scale solutions, but this is a s
, site of our education nation summit. all of the top newsmakers and policymakers in the field with us today. first our daily fix, politics, the campaign re-set for mitt romney is under way. romney and paul ryan are intensifying their focus on swing states, romney starting today in colorado before joining paul ryan in ohio where a new poll today has president obama breaking past 50%. joining me now, chris cizilla msnbc contributor and managing editor of host politics.com. this is the biggest edge that the president has had in ohio so far. and what does it mean that the romney/ryan campaign are focusing on ohio as well, the president will be going to toledo all roads leading to ohio later this week? >> that's right. look, andrea, what it means is history is close to determinative as it relates to republicans, ohio and the presidency, which is no republican presidential candidate, no republican presidential candidate, has been elected president without winning ohio. i think the bus tour in ohio begins tomorrow with mitt romney and paul ryan is a evidence that they are clearly worried. i'
watching. education nation. nbc news is hosting leaders from across the country for a forum on the future of our schools. we'll talk to castro about what's working in his town. and 12 years into the war in afghanistan, find out what the top u.s. commander has to say about that country's future. good morning. this is "the daily rundown". i'm chuck todd. we're just outside the education nation summit at the new york public library where msnbc news is playing host to leaders from around the country. this hour we're going to hear from the keynote speaker. but first. let's get to my first read of the morning. mitt romney will campaign more aggressively in battleground states this week than we've seen in a while. beginning today in colorado and then crisscrossing ohio on crucial bus tour. while the president tries everything he can do to let the united nations meeting come and go without making news. this is all a prelude to the first debate in denver. already both campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations. >> he's trying to prove things that i don't. he's president of the united sta
>>> on our broadcast tonight, from education nation in new york, drawing the line. the president today with a strong new warning to iran, plus what he had to say about the recent violence against americans. where they stand. a rare chance to hear from both candidates right here on one critical issue, education and how to fix american schools. our interviews with the president and governor romney here tonight. >>> the replacement. the call that had football fans across the country howling at the nfl to bring back the professional referees. >>> and tighten up. how little space could you live in? some folks in san francisco are about to find out. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening and tonight we're in midtown manhattan, high above the new york city public library, which for the past few days has been the headquarters of education nation, our annual summit on education where today we heard from both president obama and mitt romney, a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear them both out on one issue in the same day, something th
in education today. you are one of the sponsors, the national education association, of this incredible summit meeting. tell the folks watching now a little better about the who, what, when, where, why. >> we started an idea in a meeting with secretary duncan, what if we brought together the leaders, the ministers from the country's redoing an international assessment, and we did not dream it would come about to the extent it has. last year was such a positive experience from everyone. as i talked to fellow union presidents from around the world, their reaction was so positive. they went out to dinner together, had informal conversations, in addition to -- they said, "i spent more time with the minister of education than i did in three months, six months." the level of conversation really did what we know happens when you want collaboration. you have got to sit down and build those relationships. the big winners are students in education. >> so getting people to sit and talk with each other? >> yes, it is really important. if the minister of education and union president have such a poor relat
fallon did all he could to keep him from accepting. mark barger, nbc news. >>> nbc's education nation is in full swing. they're participating in the three-day summit aimed at improving education in the united states. nbc's danielle leigh reports. >> cody, you can do it. come on. >> i don't get it, mom. >> reporter: many of the nations' parents say they feel like the parents in this movie, "won't back down". >> we are taking back our schools. >> reporter: it features parents fighting for their children's future in a school system that is failing. >> we are falling further and further behind. as a parent i want the best for my child. >> reporter: this texas mom came to new york looking for better solutions. they're out there. >> i know a lot more stuff than i did last year. >> reporter: in cincinnati, ohio, community learning centers are going beyond the academics. >> we have emotional, academics. it's good to get the whole child. >> reporter: in manhattan georges attends a dual language school. in yuma, arizona, electronic curriculum lets students work at their own pace. >> by saying l
states to repair relations with the arab world. >>> now to nbc's education nation, our ongoing in depth looking at the challenge of americas schools and the possible solutions. the education summit began today. that's where rehema ellis is tonight. >> reporter: according to government figures more than 3 million young people dropped out of high school in 2010. that's why there's a lot of discussion here this year on how to change that. american education is facing a crisis. among 35 countries, students in the u.s. ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math. disturbing numbers, setting the stage for nbc's third annual education nation. >> welcome to new york city. >> reporter: this career's summit at the new york public library. the historic midtown building was transformed into a stage where nearly 300 teachers sounded off about the falt of america's schools. brian william moderated this afternoon's speaker town hall and throughout the day, critical issues were discussed with educators of today and tomorrow. such as teacher evaluations. >> as the time changes so must evalu
the country on ways to improve education in america. this year's education nation begins this sunday and nbc's danielle lee has a preview from washington. >> reporter: new york city's public library will soon host the nation's leaders in business, philanthropy and media. more than 300 people all brought together by nbc to seek solutions to the biggest issues facing america's education system. >> we just think at nbc that we can shine a spotlight on what's working and share results. >> reporter: for the summit's third year nbc spread out across the country from california to illinois to find stories of innovation in the classroom. >> it's good for a news division to stand for something and we think that education is a broad subject matter that doesn't get nearly enough attention by the traditional news media. >> reporter: nbc news journalists will highlight the programs that work. >> we are talking to teachers. >> reporter: moderate discussions on ways to expand them to other struggling community. >> as a country we want to be able to scale solutions but this is a start. >> reporter: with the
to the clinton global initiative and sat down with education nation. president obama spoke to the u.n. general assembly, follow that, abc aired an interview he and the first lady taped for "the view." the meeting of the united nations general assembly has put foreign policy front and center. president obama used the ait tack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the death on ambassador stevens to make the case for a broader philosophy regarding the future of the relations between the middle east and the west. >> the events of the last two weeks also speaks to the need for all of us to honestly address the tensions between the west and the arab world that is moving towards democracy. >> while he made clear that the video that sparked the violence was not reflective of american values the president defended the u.s. response and underscored that free speech is essential to prosperity and to peace. >> as president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> the president th
. "this is america" visits cassocks dan. >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation afo communications. >> during our recent visit to cassocks down -- has expand -- recent visit, we discover the city of contrasts. the old capital of almaty is home to culture and education while the new capital is home to the government's. in almaty, we visited a huge old world market. they call it the green bazaar, selling all kinds of goods. our translator explains. >> we are in the central market of almaty. there are a lot of ethnic groups represented here. many of them filled traditional gaps. for example, the green bazaar. they have different sweets and dried berries. >> we discovered a different kind of shopping experience in astana. the largest tent in the world designed to replicate a traditional yurt. it even has its very own indoor beach. it is similar to american malls, but this one has its own perch. kazakhstan is a huge c
" visits the republic of kazakhstan. "this is america" is made possible by -- the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation, afo communications, and the rotondaro family trust. this year, kazakhstan celebrates its 20th anniversary of independence. on this program, we will learn about what it was like before independence 20 years ago, and y president made kazakhstan the success it is today and why diversifying its economy will be the key to kazakhstan's even brighter future. >> it was a while the economy, while business economy, and a great economy mainly. today, we have a lot of public companies. our businessmen are doing international joint ventures. if you take the society as a whole, are people became much more open-minded, a free, outspoken people, and we are much different from what we were before. >> has that been exciting to be a part of? >> i was 20 years old when kazakhstan became independent. our generation of businessmen, they were not that succ
own education nation summit. at the un this morning, president obama issued a warning to i ran. >> many iranians wish to enjoy peace and prosperity alongside their neighbors. just as it ri stricts the rights of ittings own people the iranian government continues to prop up a dictator in damascus and support terrorist groups abroad. time and again it has failed to take the opportunity to demonstrate its nuclear program is peaceful. >> mitt romney also discussed foreign affairs today including iran, this morning at the clinton global initiative. >> today we face a world with unprecedented challenges and complexities. we should not forget and cannot forget that not far from here, a voice of unspeakable evil and hatred has spoken out, threatening israel, and the entire civilized world. we come together knowing the bitterness of hate is no match for the strength of love. >> joining me now for our daily fix, chris cizilla, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com and jeffrey goldberg, national correspondent for the atlantic. jeffery to you, did the president talk to
be a new breakthrough in a new roadmap to more effective teaching. >>> and education nation summit, what is coming to just about every school in the country. question is, are teachers and students ready for what is on the way. >>> a broken heart, could it really be fatal? tonight, the doctors who say yes and warn that women have the most to worry about. >>> and the panda, why it is proving so difficult to save these animals. >>> this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, if the race for president seems to have an urgency not fully supported by the calendar, then think of it this way. there are roughly a thousand hours to go before the election. every day and moment counts for the incumbent president and the man trying to unseat him. while both men have squared off in separate interviews over the last 24 hours, the first debate is still at least week away. and coming off a bad week, the romney campaign is anxious for traction. we begin tonight with chuck todd, our white house political correspondent. >> reporter: undeterred by a recent rocky stretch, mitt romney campa
a reminder for you, be sure to tune into coverage of education nation. it's a summit on american schools, and it's going to be going on all this week, all across the platforms of nbc news, and can you get involved in the discussion by visiting education nation.com. >>> well, now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in new york, they are fast footed thieves, at least they are now. surveillance video shows what police say are five teenagers robbing a sneaker store. at least one of the kids threatened the clerk at gun point. >>> in massachusetts it was another truck versus truck versus apartment building. witnesses say the driver of a green pickup was speeding when he slammed into another pickup which was parked with no one inside ramming into the apartments. the driver of the first truck was hospitalized. >>> in san francisco, one amazing sight played host to another. hump back whales made a rare visit near the golden gate bridge. whale watchers usually have to travel dozens of miles out to sea to catch the migration. this time they were a mere quarter mi
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smartphones like the droid razr. [ applause ] >>> welcome, everyone, to the first ever education nation student town hall. i'm melissa harris-perry and today, we are coming to you from the new york public library in midtown manhattan, and here in the bartose forum, you will meet a student panel and around the room we have a fantastic group of some of the nation's finest young people. students from all over the country. and so, students, are you all ready to get on a popping? [ applause ] that is reaction i was hoping. no now our correspondents maria and luke russert are here with us. you can submit questions and ideas at #ednatsd. now as you hear about the big questions of education, we are turning to the students. joining me is a 14-year-old from r redman, washington, and she is author of three books -- yes, i said that -- and daughter orf a teacher and activist. and carlos cruz from pasadena, california. he dropped out of high school and eventually return and now works with at-risk youth to keep them on the right path. over here next to me is jennifer earlman an 18-year-old college se
renovations at the national mall. >>> and a focus this week on education, not just with the kids. how a maryland school are making sure hey, what are you drinkin'? pumpkin coffee for the morning. and i've goty pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. you wouldn't expect penny there to puggle through winter without being fed? well i'm not a vet but she'd starve probably! and so will your lawn, man! fall is the most crucial feeding of the year. it's the time when roots rebuild and store up nutrients for winter. now's the time to feed it with scotts turf builder winterguard. [ scott ] that's it man! feed your lawn now and she'll be green and lush as the banks of bonny doon come springtime! and a "bonny doon" to you! [ scott ] get scotts turf builder winterguard. it's guaranteed. feed your lawn. feed it! >>> good morning welcome everyone. thank you for joining us on this sunday morning. it's a beautif
areas -- manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit. and, scott, this is by design. they want to draw a very clear contrast with how they see governor romney's speech in tampa last week. they contend that it was full of platitudes, that it merely tore down president obama, but did not lay out a clear path forward, and that's what they want to do tonight. scott, the president has been working on this script, rewriting it all day long, practicing it to the last minute. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. we want to take just a moment now to show you how this evening began here in charlotte because it was the most moving moments of either convention. gabrielle giffords, the former arizona congresswoman badly wounded in an assassination attempt last year, walked before the delegates, accompanied by her friend, florida congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz, the chair of the democratic national committee. giffords, who has spent a year and a half learning how to walk and talk again, led the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the unite
" visits of the republic of kazakhstan. "this is america" is made possible by -- the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation, afo communications, and the rotondaro family trust. later, i will talk with kazakhstan's foreign minister. right now, a visit with the u.s. ambassador to kazakhstan, kenneth fairfax. >> what should americans know about kazakhstan? >> i think the short answer is a lot more than they currently do. >> thank you. >> it is the ninth largest country on earth. it is a country that has a rather extraordinary relations with the united states, and yet most people really know either nothing or worse than nothing -- what they have seen in a movie, which is the opposite of reality, of course. there is a lot to learn. >> what are the mutual interests of the two countries, the united states and kazakhstan? >> we have many. you can look at it as an edgy, food security. lots of overlapping interests. but what would come to most people first is non- p
" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the rotandaro family trust. >> having heard so much about finland's successes in public education, i had a chance to sit and talk with tapio kosunen from the ministry of education in finland. why is education and finland -- wise education in finland so successful? what is the real answer? >> it is very much appreciated. >> appreciated? by the general public? >> by the general public and as a means to have a decent life. >> so, you are not so much concerned, i gather if i am hearing you correctly, not so much with scores and statistics, but more as a total human being? >> yes. that is the point. we do not use any standardized tests. >> would you say that again out loud? >> we do not use any standardized tests in finland. actually, we have won a standardized test. which is the examination after secondary school. >> towards the end of their time at secondary schools?
our best students are not acquiring. >> reporter: here at education nation, a focus is on standards in math and reading. secretary of education arne duncan hopes this prepares students for global competition. >> asking more of students in reading and math and the primary grades and in seniors in high school. students who graduate high school will be college and career ready. >> reporter: success will mean finding solutions outside the classroom. jeffery canada has been combating students in harlem for more than 20 years. >> we have young people growing up in some places in the country that everything is really against them. they have terrible health care, violence, drugs and gangs in their communities. we have to give those kids an education, but we have to make those communities a healthy place. >> reporter: the solution, educators say, requires a system that focuses on the whole child and not just test scores. in new york city, i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> to decision 2012. the election is just 43 days away. early voting by mail is under way in two dozen states. president obama
for romney, education nation. it's a swirl of media coverage for these two men today. >> and, tamron, we still have six weeks to go as far as the scli f pdeba anmittomne you ow, pt of it today had to do with the scheduling. you had the u.n. general assembly, the speech, the events, nbc's education nation. but you are right. every time you're loong ahe entoerrent obama giving a eem, then mitt romney, then president obama, and then mitt romney, we're going to continue to see that. now it moves to new york city to where the eves were to battleground states all over the ma >> it's interesting. ze otll especially when yore looking at issues of, for example, foreign policy? >> i think they do. especially when someone like me is supposed to keep tabs,ut they do. it is worth notin a lot of thgsydto esidt oba's eech bore the u.n. and mitt romney's remarks on education, a lot of this stuff is things they actually said before but it takes greater importance given how close we are to the election, the first debate on october 3rd. but we're in atage where they're sayg so myifnt things b evethin matte
in manufacturing, education, national security, and the deficit. real, achievable plans that will lead to new jobs, more opportunity, and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation. [ cheering and applause ] >> america, i never said this journey would be easy, and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder! but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer! but we travel it together. we don't turn back! we leave no one behind! we draw strength from our victories and learn from our mistakes, but we keep our eyes fixed on that horizon knows that providence is with us and we are surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on earth! thank you! god bless you! god bless these united states ! [ cheering and applause ] >> president took a shot at what he believes is his opponent's inexperience as foreign policy. >> my opponent and his running mate are -- new to foreign policy. [ cheering and applause ] >> but from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost america so dearly. you don't call russia our no. 1 enemy. not a
heartbreaking. >>> then education nation kicked off and we're going to take a different look and a different approach to education, one that might actually work for your children depending on where you live. when it comes to student achievement, cincinnati, ohio, is taking community involvement to a whole new level to help kids succeed. it means tutors, it means mentors, it means on site health care, whatever it takes to have students focus on their academic performance. it's an ingenious concept, they're trying to help it out and seeing if it hits and sticks. >>> andrew mccarthy is here. you remember him from the 1980's associated with the brat pack, "pretty in pink." he's an accomplished travel writer and is out with a na memoir about his life and his career writing about his trips all around the world. >> what do you think the chances are i'm going to reask him to prom when we sit down? >> i say 110%. >>> another guy i might ask to prom is nick amaro from "law & order: svu." danny pino is here to talk about this week's season premier. the 14th season already. this is his second season. he
on education nation yesterday. he will have a good debate performance. two, he needs an -- some form of implosion or serious mistake by the obama campaign or some international event that doesn't rally people around the president but focuses people on a perceived weakness. i don't think either of those are likely to happen. in terms of a mistake by the obama campaign, they've always been fairly safe and cautious. if this were a sporting event, i would say they're running out the clock right now. >> running out the clock and, in fact, perhaps too cautious. you've got hillary clinton going to, perhaps, a dozen meetings with foreign leaders and president obama already out of here in ohio, not meeting with any of the foreign leaders, do you think that they are playing it too safe by not meeting with president morsi, not meeting with netanyahu, avoided any pitfalls here in new york? >> well, maybe, but i heard bill clinton answer that question. he as always dispenses wisdom. the problem with meeting let's say netanyahu and the egyptian leader and libyan leader is you didn't meet with five
a moment. truly heartbreaking. >>> then education nation kicked off and we're going to take a different look and a different approach to education, one that might actually work for your children depending on where you live. when it comes to student achievement, cincinnati, ohio, is taking community involvement to a whole new level to help kids succeed. it means tutors, it means mentors, it means on site health care, whatever it takes to have students focus on their academic performance. it's an ingenious concept, they're trying to help it out and seeing if it hits and sticks. >>> andrew mccarthy is here. you remember him from the 1980's associated with the brat pack, "pretty in pink." he's an accomplished travel writer and is out with a na memoir about his life and his career writing about his trips all around the world. >> what do you think the chances are i'm going to reask him to prom when we sit down? >> i say 110%. >>> another guy i might ask to prom is nick amaro from "law & order: svu." danny pino is here to talk about this week's season premier. the 14th season already. this is
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